Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Is There Life on Other Planets?

Dr. Velvl Greene was a microbiologist who was enlisted by NASA in their project to determine if there is life on Mars. He asked the Lubavitcher Rebbe privately if this was something he should be doing.

The Rebbe replied, “Dr. Greene, look for life on Mars! And if you don’t find it there, look somewhere else in the universe for it. Because for you to sit here and say there is no life outside of planet Earth is to put limitations on the Creator, and that is not something any of His creatures can do!”


  1. Star Trek clearly shows us that there is life on other planets.
    Independence Day clearly shows us that we don't want them to come visit.

    1. I cant tell if you are mocking the post or if you can't resist the opportunity to cite your favorite Sci-Fi.

    2. Why is it "either or"? Why not both?
      I could add that Calvin & Hobbes told us the surest sign of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe is that it's avoiding making contact with us.
      At any rate, Velvel Greene is an old, well-known name. Whenever the Rebbe, z"l, would make a scientific statement based not on actual science but an interpretation of our sources, like saying the Sun revolves around the Earth, Lubavitch would trot Greene out, tell you he's a very important scientist and he says the Rebbe's correct.
      No one who actually knows science believes him.


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